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just like in acronym package we can call the acronym by \ac and glossary by \gls,can someone please guide me how to call acronym while using the package nomenclature

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt,times,numbered,print,index,custommargin]{Classes/PhDThesisPSnPDF}
\usepackage{nomencl} 
\makenomenclature

here are commands i used to define the acronyms.(z is for acronym definition)

\nomenclature[Z]{$WDM$}{Wavelength Division Multiplexing} 
\nomenclature[Z]{$EDFA$}{Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers}

i don't know how to call them after the definition if they are appearing in later sections also.

  • Welcome! nomencl isn't developed for such a usage. It's a simple method to produce a nomenclature. Why don't you use glossaries? – Marco Daniel Mar 31 '17 at 17:21
  • Marco, as one of the authors of nomencl, I disagree :) – Boris Mar 31 '17 at 20:25
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What's wrong with

\nomenclature{WDM}{Wavelength Division Multiplexing} 
\nomenclature{EDFA}{Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers}

Note the absence of dollar signs: this is not math.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[norefeq]{nomencl}
\renewcommand{\nomname}{Abbreviations}
\pagestyle{empty}
\makenomenclature
\begin{document}
In the text we will discuss WDM and EDFA.
\nomenclature{WDM}{Wavelength Division Multiplexing}%
\nomenclature{DFA}{Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers}%

\printnomenclature

\end{document}

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  • thanks Boris, can you please confirm me if this package is only for list ? actually i want to use it such that for the first usage the name should be complete but for the subsequent use it should be replaced by the acronym..thanks – Shoaib Apr 1 '17 at 9:58
  • Yes, this package makes lists of items, optionally accompanied by the reference to the page or equation where the item was first mentioned – Boris Apr 1 '17 at 13:49

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